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Leadership through the decades

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Since 1980, influential leaders have played key roles in the Springfield community. Here’s a look at some of the people who have helped make the region what it is today.

City of Springfield Mayors
2009-current – James E. O’Neal
2001-2009 – Thomas J. Carlson
1995-2001 –  Leland L. Gannaway
1993-1995 –  N. L. “Mac” McCartney
1987-1993 –  Thomas J. Carlson
1983-1987 – George Scruggs
1981-1983 – Harry C. Strawn
1978-1981 – Paul L. Redfearn
Source: City of Springfield

Springfieldian of the Year Recipients
2010 – Brian Fogle
2009 – Bill Foster
2008 – Annie Busch
2007 – Kenneth E. Meyer
2006 – Ralph K. Manley
2005 – Jim Anderson
2004 – Dr. Robert Spence
2003 – Roseann Bentley
2002 – Tom Finnie
2001 – John L. Morris
2000 –  Jack Stack
1999 – Kenneth L. Carter
1998 – Jan Horton
1997 – Charlie O’Reilly
1996 – Ben A. Parnell
1995 – Robert E. Roundtree
1994 – Chris W. Nattinger
1993 – Michael J. Williamson
1992 – Mary Kay Meek
1991 – Ray F. Aton
1990 – Rev. Dorsey E. Levell
1989 – Dr. John E. Moore, Jr.
1988 – Ed Deck
1987 – Don Wessel
1986 – Lee McLean
1985 – Gene Everett
1984 – Bill Henderson
1983 – Ralph Foster
1982 – C. Arch Bay
1981 – Lester L. Cox
1980 – John Q. Hammons
Source: Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Past Chairmen of the Board, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
2010 – Tim Rosenbury
2009 – Andrew Lear
2008 – Doug Pitt
2007 – Ann Marie Baker
2006 – Mike Briggs
2005 – Randell Wallace
2004 – Todd Parnell
2003 – Richard Ollis
2002 – David Agee
2001 – Dr. Robert Spence
2000 – Mary Kay Meek
1999 – Joe Turner
1998 – Nikki Sells
1997 – Jim Jura
1996 – Charlie Graas
1995 – Fred J. Luden & Charlie Graas
1994 – James E. Street
1993 – Frank M. Evans, III
1992 – Robert E. Roundtree
1991 – Gordon L. Kinne
1990 – William E. Kirkman
1989 – W. Curtis Graff
1988 – Allen Casey
1987 – Bill Buckner
1986 – Mike Williamson
1985 – Ken Carter
1984 – Gene Ruble
1983 – Carl Edward Deck
1982 – Carl E. Yates
1981 – Walter German
1980 – Don Wessel
Source: Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce[[In-content Ad]]

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